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Outdoors

Haunted Forest

The Oxford Park Commission’s Haunted Forest will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today and Thursday at Avent Park. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for kids 12 and under. Adults must accompany children under 6. (October 27, 2010)

Halloween Egg Hunt

The Oxford Park Commission begins the spooky festivities this week with its annual Halloween Egg Hunt at Avent Park at 6 this evening. Children, ages 4 to 9, must be in costume and they’re reminded to bring their baskets. (October 27, 2010)

Walk for Diabetes

The Mississippi Walk for Diabetes, hosted by the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, will be held in Oxford on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The walk will take place on the Oxford Square. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in front of Oxford City Hall and the walk will begin at 2. Family-fun activities include a visit from the Rancor Raiders Garrison of Mississippi with special friends such as Darth Vader and several other Star Wars characters. Proceeds will benefit The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi.

The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi is the state’s only nonprofit health organization that provides diabetes information, patient services, advocacy, and research to the 346,500 Mississippians with diabetes. Every dollar raised by the DFM stays in the state to support these efforts. In addition, 89 cents of every dollar raised goes toward the organization’s charitable purposes.

For more information on the walk or to make a donation, log onto www.msdiabetes.org or call 1-877-336-2873. (October 22, 2010)

Pumpkin Patch Telling

This year the North Mississippi Storytellers Guild will give the community two chances to enjoy one of Oxford’s most popular events, Pumpkin Patch Telling in the pumpkin patch at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. On Friday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m., a telling will be told for the very young and young at heart showcasing the Telling Teens from the Boys and Girls Club. On Sunday, Oct. 24, St. Peter’s Telling and the Telling Teens will engage listeners of all ages with tales and songs to capture the October spirit. The telling is free, but the pumpkins will cost you. (October 15, 2010)

Pumpkin Patch Telling

This year the North Mississippi Storytellers Guild will give the community two chances to enjoy one of Oxford’s most popular events, Pumpkin Patch Telling in the pumpkin patch at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. On Friday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m., a telling will be told for the very young and young at heart showcasing the Telling Teens from the Boys and Girls Club. On Sunday, Oct. 24, St. Peter’s Telling and the Telling Teens will engage listeners of all ages with tales and songs to capture the October spirit. The telling is free, but the pumpkins will cost you. (October 15, 2010)

Spirits of Oxford

On Oct. 22, as darkness descends upon St. Peters Cemetery, the ghosts of Oxford famous and infamous will come alive to tell their stories as the Spirits of Oxford returns for performance at 6 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the tourism office at Oxford City Hall, Oxford Chamber of Commerce and the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Proceeds will benefit the historic Cedar Oaks home. For more information, call Linda MacCormack at 234-1292. (October 15, 2010)

ARRL Day in the Park

The ARRL Mississippi Section and the University of Mississippi Amateur Radio Club will hold an ARRL-approved Hamfest, “ARRL Day in the Park,” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Lyceum, located at the end of University Avenue. The program will also feature a tour of the National Center for Physical Acoustics to look at some of the latest mine detection equipment and research. Tours of the Lyceum will also be provided by the University’s Column Society. For more information, visit the website at www.w5ums.org. (October 15, 2010)

Dahl’s Birthday Ride

The third annual Brian Dahl’s Birthday Ride will be held Oct. 23, startig in the Oxford Activity Center parking lot. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Activity Center or you can register online at www.racesonline.com. Registration is $30 and proceeds will benefit Angle Ranch, a local shelter for abused children. Three ride options and a walk will be available. The long ride (55 miles), intermediate ride (25 miles) and short (five to 10 miles) and a walk (one to two miles). For more information, call Deborah Bone, race coordinator, at 801-4306, or e-mail her at deborahbone@hotmal.com. (October 15, 2010)

Composted Leaf Mulch

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, anyone can come to the Oxford Community Garden and get leaves that have composted since last fall. Leaves are free, and for a donation to the Garden, the compost will be loaded in your vehicle. Bring a truck, trailer or bags. The Garden is on University Avenue, pull in by the little white water building next to M & F Bank. For more information, e-mail oxfordcga@gmail.com or call Susie Adams at 234-3064 in the evening. (October 15, 2010)

Kennon Observatory Open House

Kennon Observatory on the UM campus will host a free public viewing of the sky from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Telescopes will be available to observe the Moon, Uranus, Neptune and Jupiter, as well as star clusters and colorful double stars. The dome of Kennon Observatory has been repaired, so the large telescope inside will be available. Observations are possible only if the weather cooperates. In case the weather is cloudy or rainy, there can be no observation. Families and children are welcome. (October 15, 2010)

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